How many of you know that I am part of the Makers Medley? If you don’t, don’t worry, but here is a quick recap. We are a small group of doll making artists from around the world, inspired to teach and showcase doll makers and artists everywhere, and we do that by holding monthly challenges. Challenging ourselves and anybody who wants to join in with us, to make a piece to a certain theme each month. It doesn’t even need to be a doll, just a piece of art that fits within the theme. Check out @themakersmedley instagram and my feed to see what each month’s themes is at the begining of each month.
His eyes are just pins at this stage that I had painted to use for a paperclay doll, but haven’t got round to using yet.
Obviously, ears couldn’t just be ears, they would need to look more like fins, so a quick drawing became a pattern piece and a couple of ears-fins where sewn and turned, but when placed in the usual ear area, they just didn’t look right, so with a little bit of play I decided the neck was a much better place so they were stitched there instead.
How do you like him? I really enjoyed doing a large piece of needle-felting again, it has been a long time since I made a rabbit or mouse, I feel that I may need to do some more.
And this is how a usual waldorf head should look, neatly sewn up, without folds on show.
UPDATE: IT’S NOW SATURDAY 23RD, SO IGNORE THIS BIT HE HE.
As this blog post is out before the actual reveal date, I haven’t put a full photo of him on here yet, but will update this after the reveal. So if you are reading this on Friday 22nd do check back tomorrow to see my little merboy is all his glory, or follow my social media where there will definately be some pictures too.
Thanks for reading, I’d love to know what your thoughts are, and if you like him. so why not drop me a comment? We don’t bite.
Most of the dolls don’t even have teeth, he he